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Infrastructure growth is the spur 15.12.2017 Hindu: News
India has emerged as a major export hub for heavy construction equipment manufactured by MNC subsidiaries. By M.A. Siraj
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Diaspora youth ride Hyderabad Metro 15.12.2017 Hindu: News
Visitors appreciate HMR initiatives
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The need for smart mobility in Indian cities 13.12.2017
Out of the 1.3 billion people in India, about 30 per cent of the population currently lives in cities, a number equal to the entire population of the US. It is estimated that by 2031, the urban population will rise to 60 million, while more metro cities in various regions of the country will emerge. In addition, the number of cities with populations of one million rose to 50 in 2011 according to the Census of India, from 35 in 2001; this number is expected to rise to 87 by 2031. Vinayak Bhavnani, CEO, Co-founder, Zophop believes that with rapid urbanisation in the country, and expanding city limits across urban areas, there is a growing need for smart transport systems. Urban infrastructure, especially public transport, significantly lags behind in meeting the requirements of commuters. A majority of the Indian population depends on public transport systems to commute to work daily, and problems such as growing traffic congestion, inadequate capacity of transport modes, and rising pollution levels only ...
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Kharola takes charge as Air India CMD 11.12.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
Senior IAS officer Pradeep Singh Kharola, who headed Namma Metro, on Monday took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director of Air India. A 1985-batch Karnataka cadre officer, Kharola succeeded Rajiv Bansal, who was holding the additional charge of Air India CMD.  He would be steering the national carrier at a time when the government has started the process for its strategic disinvestment. A PhD in public transport systems from IIT-Delhi, his first posting was in Haveri as Assistant Commissioner. He was also Principal Secretary to Jagadish Shettar when he was Chief Minister of Karnataka. H
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Pradeep Singh Kharola takes over as Air India CMD 11.12.2017 Business Standard: News Now
He was the managing director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd since February 2015
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Pradeep Singh Kharola takes over as Air India CMD 11.12.2017 Hindu: Industry
Pradeep Singh Kharola takes over at a time when the government has started the process for the airline’s strategic disinvestment
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Pradeep Singh Kharola takes over as Air India CMD 11.12.2017 HBL: Shipping News
Would be steering the national carrier at a time when the government has started the process for its strategic disinvestment
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Centre looks at land pool model to boost farm income 4.12.2017 Business Standard: Front Page Headlines
To boost farmers' incomes and to ensure that land does not become a hurdle in construction of public assets, the Centre is increasingly looking at various models of land pooling in a big way both for development of urban infrastructure and also ...
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Centre looks at land pool models to boost farm incomes, develop infra 4.12.2017 News
To boost farmers' incomes and to ensure that land does not become a hurdle in construction of public assets, the Centre is increasingly looking at various models of land pooling in a big way both for development of urban infrastructure and also leverage economies of scale in rural areas.A high-powered inter-ministerial panel has been formed to look into the concept from agriculturists' point of view and also to scout for social entrepreneurs who could invest capital in it, so that scale could be upped. "The basic idea is to ensure that small farmers for whom economic gains from a piece of land might be going down, could join together for a common cause and in return of which he gets a better deal economically," a senior official who is directly involved in the discussions said. He said much of this is still at a conceptual stage and whether or not some pilots are done will be decided on the basis of how the discussions move. Land pooling as concept generally involves, owners offering .
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Mumbai Metro chief highlights problems facing infra projects 2.12.2017 Hindu: Cities
Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MMRCL) managing director Ashwini Bhide spoke about the challenges in acquiring public spaces for construction activity, and highlighted problems infrastructure ...
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Another Patil-ism: potholes don’t mean sky has fallen 14.11.2017 Hindu: Home
PWD Minister’s remark draws sharp criticism from Oppn.
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Green-shoots of recovery seen in infrastructure sector: ICRA 13.11.2017 BusinessLine - Logistics
Financial profile of firms in airport, highway sectors shows improvement
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Waste water and pay Rs 10K penalty, proposes draft bill 13.11.2017 DNA: India
Water supply and sewerage system of Jaipur will soon be under an autonomous board. A draft of the bill for constitution of the Jaipur Supply and Sewerage Board (JSSB) bill has been prepared by Rajasthan Urban Infrastructure Development Project (RUIDP). The draft proposes cash and imprisonment penalties for those guilty of waste or misuse of water. “In case of a first offence, fine may extend to the specified amount  (Rs 10,000 for misuse of water) or simple imprisonment which may extend to a period of one month or both” proposes the draft bill. Those who continue ‘wasting water’ despite first conviction, will thereafter, be liable for a penalty of Rs 1,000 for each day.   Similar penalties have also been proposed for violations such as tampering of water supply and sewerage lines. In case where violation of the act occurs at a property with different occupier and owner, both will be jointly liable. In issues where damage has been caused to the board’s property those responsible will also have to bear the ...
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How Delhi slums can fight climate change 9.11.2017 Downtoearth
Women's roups in the national capital are making efforts to build resilience against climatic impacts
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How to fund climate-smart cities 8.11.2017 HBL: Home
Local bodies need to be equipped in technological and financial terms to deal with climate finance for risk mitigation
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'Public-private partnerships need time to mature, only option to meet fund shortage' 8.11.2017 BusinessLine - News
Public-private partnerships (PPP) may have not worked very well in this country but they need time to mature and are the only option available when the government is short of resources, Dr M. Ramacha...
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Tamil Nadu: 24 lakes identified for restoration 8.11.2017
Chennai: The state, which has been silent over the status of its dying water bodies in greater Chennai, is all set to kick start a massive lakes restoration project under which the pollution and inflow of fresh water into 24 water bodies will be addressed. Tamil Nadu Urban Infrastructure Financial Services has floated tenders and consultants would soon study the topography, ecological factors and the hydrology flow of water connecting these neglected large lakes and small ponds. "Most of these lakes serve as a major cause for flooding in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur district and there are proposals to convert these water bodies in to drinking water sources. The restoration of water bodies also include massive plantation of indigenous trees," said K. Sathyagopal, Commissioner of Disaster Management. According to TNUIFSL sources, eight large water bodies including Ramapuram lake, Madipakkam village pond, Madipakkam lake,  Kolathur pond, Vannan kuttai near Jaladiampettai, Pallikaranai, ...
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Highway construction projects in North-East moving at snail’s pace 5.11.2017 BusinessLine - Economy
Contractors unable to carry out work due to financial stress
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Statsguru: India's infra investment challenge 30.10.2017 Latest News
The country needs to spend Rs 50 lakh crore by 2022 to provide a strong foundation for rapid growth, estimates CRISIL
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Chennai Corporation relying entirely on grants for civic projects 28.10.2017 Hindu: News
So far, only 30% of project cost was taken care of by grant.
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